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Why I Give to SFA

Every donor has their own reason for investing in SFA. Learn more about what inspires these individuals to build the future at SFA.

Buddy Low

Gilbert I. "Buddy" Low Scholarship Program
"When I got to SFA, I did well because of the quality education I received from my teachers in San Augustine. I had a job on campus and did pipeline work—hard, hot work—and saved during the summers to pay for my education. I wanted to help kids like me who really couldn't afford to go to college be able to go to SFA and concentrate on their studies."

—Buddy Low '54

Baker Pattillo, Ed Cole, Gwen Cole, Joe-Max Green

The Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
"We (Ed and I) recognized the need and were able to help. It's a wonderful thing to invest in something that will be around forever."

— the late Gwen Cole

Luminant Energy Gift

Continuing Education
"Luminant strongly believes in the benefits of education and is proud to support programs that help teachers explain the important role of energy in our country even better to students."

—Dirk Hughes, director of Luminant's employee focused continuing-education center, Luminant Academy

George and Peggy Schmidbauer, left, and their daughter Susie Patterson with Dean A.C.

George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition
"We were so impressed with the College of Fine Arts! And we like to contribute, to give back, to the communities wherever we do business."

—Peggy Schmidbauer


Office of Development

Give Now

Austin Building
Suite 303

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6092, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Do you have questions or need more information? Contact an SFA Development Officer today at 936.468.5406.